^ ab"Be present, not tense: Mel Ziegler". reveries magazine. reveries.com. December 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 'I was either going to be a curmudgeon, sitting on the edge of it, shaking my finger at it. Or I was going to go see what it was all about.' Mel Ziegler, who with his wife Patricia invented and sold Banana Republic and Republic of Tea, is explaining the end of a hiatus and the beginning of a new journey called ZoZa Interview with Mel Ziegler.